Things like sleep, play, exercise, love, day dreaming are essential elements to finding your balance in life. And work, if it is not your art, can be a massive, but necessary, distraction that will keep you away from your real work. Seek out distractions like mind clutter and eliminate as many of them as you can.
Collecting the GTD (Getting Things Done) and Productivity Posts into this thread to help you find some of the best tools I've found in doing my day job.
This is what I live for. Digging in, getting a plan, and adjusting everything as we move through the process of launching a site, or program, or campaign. Just remember, there is never enough time. So... GET A PLAN for that as well.
You know the rambling emails you get from some people. It's okay if it's family. But when it's work related, you sometimes want to shout, "What's the point? What are you asking of me? Please STFU, and tell me what you want!"
Our problem is not information overload, it is filter failure. // Every morning when I wake up the media and inputs are screaming for my attention. It is up to me what I want to spend time contemplating, writing about, working on. Every single day we have to filter out thousands of messages, grabbing for our mental bandwidth. How do you FILTER? How do you determine what to pay attention to, what to mute (unsubscribe from) and what to simply ignore?
For the rest of us, the focus is the thing. [Because American Idol is like the lottery, actually your much more likely to win the lottery than American Idol.] You have to return to your big goal over and over. And when you get distracted or lost in the noise of overwork, stress, and overwhelm, you have to find a way to pull yourself back into focus.
I have a shortlist of the most important books in my business education (I got an English degree, so I'm not from the business realm either. Sorry.) And since you have found your way here to my blog, changes are you open to learning more about social media and business practices. So this is for you...
Well, you know what? I can't fit all of the linking opportunities into the Urgent and Critical quadrant. There is not enough time in a lifetime to get to all the links that flood by in a single day. So I quit trying!
I cannot begin to express the amount of time I have saved by doing extensive DELETIONS. And that's a prime step in the process. So this post is about GETTING TO IT, not about THINKING ABOUT GETTING TO IT.
the Twitter Formula: TS = FUD (Twitter Satisfaction = Following good tweeps, Unfollowing shallow tweeps, Discovering new tweeps)